Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ANGEL TREE ADOPTIONS UNDERWAY!
Mix 92.9 still has plenty of Angels on the Air to be adopted. Kids from the Salvation Army's Angel tree who need to be 'adopted' so they'll have something under the tree this Christmas morning. You can adopt online at www.mix929.com or call us, anytime of the day, at 737-0929. We'll get your info, and fax or email your angel information to you, so you can start shopping, then drop off the unwrapped gifts at the Angel Trees at Cool Springs Galleria, Rivergate or the Mall at Green Hills by December 9th. THANK YOU!

THANKSGIVING TRAVEL TO AFFECT FLIGHTS
What do you wanna bet a full 50% of the photos on Facebook and Twitter yesterday were of SNOW! It was SO beautiful while it came down! And that storm that rolled in, bringing the snow, could sure mess up Thanksgiving travel. Several hundred flights were already canceled on Monday in Dallas and more flight cancellations and delays are expected tonight. If you're flying out, you should check with your airline, first, to make sure your flight is on time.

MORE SNOW ON THE WAY IN NASHVILLE?
Make sure the batteries are charged in your camera today, you'll get some good chances to get a great Christmas photo. Yesterday some people didn't realize it was snowing till it had already turned to rain. It was like, "Yay! Ohhhh..."
But there's more snow in the forecast starting around sunset, and maybe a half-inch of snow here in the Nashville area before it moves on past us.

WEDNESDAY DRIVING WILL TAKE YOU A THIRD LONGER THAN USUAL... OR MORE
You may want to get your shopping and errands done today if you can.  Whatever precipitation is still on the ground overnight will make tomorrow's ride in  'interesting, ' because it'll freeze tonight, with lows in the 20s, then tomorrow's high might not even get above freezing in some areas!

AND, it couldn't happen at a worse time: the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday of the year. Travel experts say if you're driving tomorrow, even WITHOUT bad weather factored-in, you can expect it to take a THIRD longer than it usually does,to get where you're going.
The Sunday after Thanksgiving is second-busiest.

AND WHAT DO WE NEED WHEN SNOW'S IN THE FORECAST?  BREAD AND MILK VIDEO
 
BEFORE YOU SHOP FOR ITEMS THAT HAVE REBATES, KNOW THIS:
And if shopping is in your plans this weekend, there's new information out that finds those rebates look SO attractive when we buy... but at least half of the big rebates, over 50 bucks, are ever claimed, and fewer than 10% of us bother to mail in and get rebates under $10.
 
HEALTHCARE.GOV WEBSITE NOT GOING TO BE READY BE DEC 1ST.
The problem-ridden HealthCare.gov website apparently will not be fully fixed by December 1st.  A spokesperson for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said yesterday that users trying to get onto the site in December will still experience delays, outages and "try again later" messages next month, despite service improvements.

DANCING WITH THE STARS: FINAL THREE SET WITH BILL ENGVALL'S ELIMINATION 
Spoiler Alert for Dancing with the Stars! Either Amber Riley, Corbin Bleu, or Jack Osbourne will win the "Dancing With the Stars" mirrorball trophy, after comedian Bill Engvall was sent home last night. The "Dancing With the Stars" two-night finale wraps up tonight on ABC. 

NFL SUSPENDS TENNESSEE TITAN FOR PERSONAL FOULS
The NFL has suspended Titans starter safety Michael Griffin one game after he drew another personal foul Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. This one for a hit to the head and neck of a Raiders player.  It's the second time he's been penalized for a hit to the head and neck area this season and his fourth since 2011. Griffin can not play or practice until he's reinstated next Monday.

STATE TURNS OVER LAND FOR PROPOSED STADIUM
The Nashville Sounds are one step closer to getting their new ballpark.  On Monday, the State Building Commission agreed to turn over some land for the proposed stadium site to Metro Nashville Government.  In exchange, the state will receive 23-million-dollars to build two parking facilities for state workers near the ballpark site.

VANDERBILT RAPE SUSPECT IN COURT TODAY
 A former Vanderbilt football player accused of rape is scheduled to be in court this morning.  Brandon Vandenburg is one of four former players accused of sexually assaulting a unconscious female student earlier this year.  Each have pleaded not guilty and are free on bond.

DNA HOME TESTING KIT
A company that sells DNA home-test kits has hit a snag.  The Food and Drug Administration wants Google-backed 23andMe to stop selling the kits. The FDA says the company hasn't proven that the testing is being done properly or accurately, and warns that consumers who depend on the results may end up taking drastic steps, like preventive surgery based on inaccurate results. 

XBOX LIVE SAYS NO CUSSING
Microsoft is getting tough with people who use obscenities in the Xbox Live gaming service. Some players reportedly lost their account privileges after uploading videos containing an excessive amount of curse words.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
The San Francisco 49ers beat the Washington Redskins 27 to 6 on Monday Night Football.

TO REMEMBER WHEN YOU HIT THE BUFFET TABLE
Chances are that there are several holiday buffet lines in your future within the next few weeks, so instead of the usual, trite, holiday reminders to, 'eat before you go, use a small plate... blah, blah, blah..'
Here's something that MAY stick in your head, and help you actually do it right.
   A study says the first three food items on a buffet table tend to make up 70% of what's on people's plates. So if that's FATTENING stuff, you're loaded down with it, then end up trying to pile some broccoli on top. Instead, if you can, start from the OTHER END of the table, and eat the veggie fillers, first.
 

JOHNNY DEPP SIGNS ON FOR ALICE 2
And Johnny Depp fans, he's coming baaack, for a sequel. Depp has reportedly signed on for "Alice in Wonderland 2."